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Hill, Geoffrey

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Works: 132 works in 457 publications in 3 languages and 16,506 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry 
Roles: Performer, Editor
Classifications: PR6015.I4735, 821.914
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Collected poems by Geoffrey Hill ( Book )
19 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lords of limit : essays on literature and ideas by Geoffrey Hill ( Book )
14 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Somewhere is such a kingdom : poems 1952-1971 by Geoffrey Hill ( Book )
4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tenebrae by Geoffrey Hill ( Book )
13 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The triumph of love by Geoffrey Hill ( Book )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geoffrey Hill is a moralist, and his subject is pain - the suffering of man at the hands of man. He judges us all - for the enormities of this sordid century and our cowardly responses to them, for our lack of self-understanding, for our inability to acknowledge what is properly owed the dead. He judges us for our failings, but he judges himself more fiercely. He prays for divine forgiveness, and for the grace that we need to begin to forgive ourselves
King Log by Geoffrey Hill ( Book )
14 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mystery of the charity of Charles Péguy by Geoffrey Hill ( Book )
10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treatise of civil power by Geoffrey Hill ( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geoffrey Hill's book takes its title from an obscure pamphlet of Milton's. We confront his usual obsessions - language, governance, war, politics, the contemporary and classical worlds and the nature of poetry itself
New & collected poems, 1952-1992 by Geoffrey Hill ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
He should be read for many generations after [his contemporaries] have blended together, just as he should survive all but a handful (or fewer) of American poets now active." His newest poems include a massive commemoration of Winston Churchill, an elegy on the death of William Arrowsmith, and a beautiful mysterious lyric, entitled "Respublica," reflecting on the nature of public existence
The enemy's country : words, contexture and other circumstances of language by Geoffrey Hill ( Book )
11 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Canaan by Geoffrey Hill ( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the unfallen; poems, 1952-1958 by Geoffrey Hill ( Book )
21 editions published between 1958 and 1979 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Speech! Speech! by Geoffrey Hill ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The orchards of Syon by Geoffrey Hill ( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the fourth and final installment in a series containing, most recently, Speech! Speech!, by Oxford-educated Hill, a prolific poet and professor of religion at Boston University. It is a wordplay cycle of 72 "image-conscious" stanzas in which each 24-line stanza depicts a journey through "threads of chaos." Although some dramatic personal stanzas have high impact, underneath the dazzling surface of this ascetic, anti-narrative poetry the path to "the Orchards of Syon" leads back to the familiar ground of Christian humanism. Like musical motifs in a somber self-dialog, allusions to Dante, Hopkins, and Peguy provide high-minded trail blazes to lead fallen humanity to "that dream which is called vision." Marvelous embellished imagery acts like a badge of martyrdom for the loss of divine presence in a world of "chain-story tawdry profiles." Pursuing elusive associations of "orchard," Hill argues that we lose contact with the signals of Western thought at our own peril. Despite "a radical otherness," Hill's poetry undertakes a difficult struggle "to make the last connection" with "time's continuities tearing us apart."
Without title by Geoffrey Hill ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collected critical writings : Geoffrey Hill by Geoffrey Hill ( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Collected Critical Writings gathers more than forty years of Hill's published criticism, in a revised final form, and also adds much new work. It will serve as the canonical volume of criticism by Hill, the pre-eminent poet-critic. In his criticism Hill ranges widely, investigating both poets (including Jonson, Dryden, Hopkins, Whitman, Eliot, and Yeats) and prose writers (such as Tyndale, Clarendon, Hobbes, Burton, Emerson, and F. H. Bradley). He is also steeped in the historical context - political, poetic, and religious - of the writers he studies. Most importantly, he brings texts and contexts into new and telling relations, neither reducing texts to the circumstances of their utterance nor imagining that they can float free of them. A number of the essays have already established themselves as essential reading on particular subjects, such as his analysis of Vaughan's 'The Night', his discussion of Gurney's poetry, and his critical account of The Oxford English Dictionary. Others confront the problems of language and the nature of value directly, as in 'Our Word is Our Bond', 'Language, Suffering, and Value', and 'Poetry and Value'. In all his criticism, Hill reveals literature to be an essential arena of civic intelligence."--BOOK JACKET
Mercian hymns by Geoffrey Hill ( Book )
16 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected poems by Geoffrey Hill ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Geoffrey Hill's poetry comprises one of the most uncompromising and visionary bodies of work written over the last fifty years. Imbued with the weight of history, morality, and language, his work reveals a deeply religious sensibility, a towering intellect, and an emotional complexity that are unrivaled in contemporary letters. Now, for the first time ever, readers can observe in one volume how Hill's style took shape over time. This generous selection spans his career, beginning with poems from Hill's astonishing debut, For the Unfallen, and following through to his stylistically distinct and critically acclaimed work Without Title. Including some of the poet's strongest, most sensitive, and most brilliant pieces, this collection will reaffirm Hill's reputation as "England's best hope for the Nobel Prize.'"--Publisher's description
Brand by Geoffrey Hill ( Book )
4 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Style and faith by Geoffrey Hill ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Hill, Geoffrey
Hill, Geoffrey William, 1932-
Languages
English (272)
Chinese (1)
French (1)
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